Rathdowney prepares for Ossory Show

Joe Guilfoyle with his 4 wheel carriage pulled by Bob and on board Ossory Show committee members, Irene Newman (treasurer); Margaret Campion (P.R.O.); Betty Stanley (vice-chairman) and Peter Ging (chairman) at Rathdowney Golf club for the launch of this years Ossory Show which will be held at The Show Grounds, Coolfin, Rathdowney, Co Laois on Sunday 28 July next.Picture: Alf Harvey/hrphoto.ie
THE Ossory Agricultural Show Society held their launch for this year’s show last week in Rathdowney Golf Club.

THE Ossory Agricultural Show Society held their launch for this year’s show last week in Rathdowney Golf Club.

On the night there were a number of guest speakers including Ann Goodwin (Laois Partnership), Paddy Buggy (ISA) and Ger Bergin (IFA).

Chairman Peter Ging welcomed and thanked the guest speakers and everyone for turning out on the night especially the sponsors who make it possible for the show to continue each year.

Now in its 115th year, he also thanked the committee who work so hard putting the show together and the volunteers who come on board every year and give of their time.

He also mentioned the neighbours in the area and everyone who helps in any way to make the show a success.

This years show won’t disappoint with so many attractions and something for everyone, including the ever popular €1000 Meadow Meats beef bullock and beef heifer, Glanbia €1000 Friesian Calf Championship, FBD €1200 Ossory Crossbred Belgian Blue Championship, Ossory Working Hunter Championship, sheep, horses, cattle, poultry, crafts, eggs, jams, flowers, baking, sewing, knitting, vegetables, photography, junior classes, little miss Ossory, most suitably dressed boy, most suitably dressed lady and gent, trade stands, music, the ever popular fun dog show, young handler classes and this years added attractions - sheaf throwing, classes and display in the traditional art of side-saddle, vintage tractor display, a tractor pull and lots of entertainment for children.

The Ossory Show will take place on Sunday July 28 at the show grounds in Rathdowney.